The core of EUROGENDFOR force is made of a gendarmerie forces from the EU Member States. As a principle the organisation is open for cooperation with other States – even from outside the EU.
The various statuses of EGF-membership and their criteria are the following:
- The EGF Member status: An EU Member State possessing a police force with military status;
- The EGF Observer status: EU candidate countries that have a police force
with military status; EU Member States that have a police force with military status may also apply for the EGF Observer status as a first step to accession;
- The EGF Partner status: EU Member States and EU candidate countries that
have a force with military status and some police skills
A State that is interested in becoming a part of EUROGENDFOR as a first step should address its candidacy to the Presidency of the High Level Interdepartmental Committee (CIMIN).